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Vitamin K supplements failed to improve BMD in postmenopausal osteopenia

September 19, 2014

Women with osteopenia after menopause demonstrating low vitamin K1 concentrations did not improve bone mineral density with long-term vitamin K1 supplements for the deficiency, according to research presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2014 Annual Meeting.

“Overall, vitamin K1 supplementation does not reduce bone loss in postmenopausal women with low bone mass, even among those who have low levels of serum vitamin K1,” Maryam S. Hamidi, PhD, of the University Health Network in Toronto, told Endocrine Today.

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Diabetes increased risk for major osteoporotic, hip fracture

September 17, 2014
Diabetes is a stand-alone risk factor for major osteoporotic fractures but does not alter the effect of Fracture Risk Assessment Tool risk factors or prior fracture…
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Cortical bone microstructure, tibia density deficits seen with type 2 diabetes, high HbA1c

September 16, 2014
Type 2 diabetes and increased HbA1c are associated with deficits in cortical bone microstructure and bone density at the distal tibia, according to research presented at…
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Bone mineral density score disparity highlights need to redefine osteoporosis in children

September 15, 2014
Defining pediatric osteoporosis based on lumbar spine-bone mineral density z score may be problematic due to differences in reference databases and variability in…
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Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amarin Pharma Inc.

Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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Acromegaly: Challenges in Diagnosis - Part 2 of 5

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

The diagnosis of acromegaly is often not made until 7 to 10 years after symptom onset. Contributing factors include low…
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Vitamin K supplements failed to improve BMD in postmenopausal osteopenia

September 19, 2014
Women with osteopenia after menopause demonstrating low vitamin K1 concentrations did not improve bone mineral density with long-term vitamin K1…
figure Meeting News Coverage

Diabetes increased risk for major osteoporotic, hip fracture

September 17, 2014
Diabetes is a stand-alone risk factor for major osteoporotic fractures but does not alter the effect of Fracture Risk Assessment Tool risk factors or…
figure Meeting News Coverage

Cortical bone microstructure, tibia density deficits seen with type 2 diabetes, high HbA1c

September 16, 2014
Type 2 diabetes and increased HbA1c are associated with deficits in cortical bone microstructure and bone density at the distal tibia, according to…
figure Meeting News Coverage

Bone mineral density score disparity highlights need to redefine osteoporosis in children

September 15, 2014
Defining pediatric osteoporosis based on lumbar spine-bone mineral density z score may be problematic due to differences in reference databases and…
figure Meeting News Coverage

Transcellular calcium uptake decreased after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery

September 15, 2014
Fractional transcellular calcium uptake decreased after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, even with maintenance of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels…
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Children, adults with autism spectrum disorder at increased risk for hip fracture

September 15, 2014
Adults and children with autism spectrum disorder have lower bone mineral density, putting them at higher risk for fractures, particularly of the…
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Bisphosphonate treatment did not reduce risk for postmenopausal breast cancer

August 21, 2014
Treatment with bisphosphonates for osteoporosis provided no protective effect against the risk for invasive postmenopausal breast cancer, according…
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Vitamin D deficiency linked to reduced pregnancy rates

August 18, 2014
Recent data published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism suggest that women with deficient levels of vitamin D are less likely…
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Oxidative stress predicted future hip fracture for postmenopausal women

August 15, 2014
Oxidative stress determined through blood samples independently predicted future hip fractures in postmenopausal women, according to research…
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SSRI escitalopram did not affect bone metabolism in middle-aged women

August 1, 2014
Treatment with escitalopram does not significantly change bone metabolism in the short term, according to research published in The Journal of
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